Monday, September 3, 2012
Holding on to those moments
The boys start school tomorrow and the fall kicks off with a bang on the studio front. I have shop orders coming out the wazoo these days, all of which I already feel behind on, even though it's only September 3rd. It's the month I start thinking about my holiday shows, so I'm doing a whole lot of planning and organizing to hopefully be prepared. This summer was all about the new studio and trying to come up with a strategy for how to grow or change some of the things that feel as though they are holding me back as a maker. Attending the Forage Symposium at the end of our 2 week holiday felt a little like plunging into a cold lake on a hot day. The symposium included panel discussions and guest speakers from a variety of creative practices and businesses and I learned so much. As a way to process this, I've been writing a number of blog posts, hoping to wade through the sometimes murky waters of this self-employed creative life. I appreciate feedback on this blog and with these posts, will appreciate it more then ever. As much as it's to process my own thoughts, I also hope that it creates a dialogue in the process.